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The Research School of Chemistry is committed to ensure the safety of its staff, students and visitors. 

All incidents and hazards should be reported through the ANU Reporting System Figtree.


The Research School of Chemistry is committed to ensure the safety of its staff, students and visitors.

For their own sakes, and in their own interests, all staff and students are required to observe the ANU Procedures and Policies and RSC safety Regulations. The ANU principles of this commitment are defined in the ANU Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy.

After-hours login

RSC staff and students must sign in outside business hours (Mo-Fr, 8:00-18:00) when entering the building, independent of the kind of work that is being done.

Visitors must sign in at any time and must be accompanied by RSC staff at all times unless inducted into the building to the appropriate level.

Safety alerts

Please read the latest RSC and ANU safety alerts.

Resources (ANU & RSC)

Resources (external)

RSC emergency response

RSC WHS Committee

The RSC WHS Committee (formerly Advisory Committee on Safety; ACS) is composed of the RSC Director, RSC School Manager, RSC WHS Manager, and 5 Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), elected from a variety of work areas across the RSC (e.g. academia, chemical research, biochemical research, workshops, students, postdocs, teaching). A minimum of 4 meetings are held each year, and everyone at the RSC is encouraged to raise safety related issues with the Committee.


Chemwatch and chemical iventory

The Chemical Management System (CMS) has been implemented at the ANU this year and includes a database for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and an inventory of chemicals stored at the RSC. For SDS viewing only: ChemWatch (please note that this link only works from any ANU internal computer or via reverse proxy).

For access outside the ANU or for access to the RSC chemical inventory, please use your u-number and HORUS/ISIS password to access ChemWatch.

Useful information and guidance material around the CMS (e.g. deleting/adding containers, stocktake, manuals).

The CMS replaced the former Chemical Inventory System (CIS). Please note that the CIS is was phased out in 2017.